Original 1976 Richard Merkin 'The Poet Of Wickedness #2' Large Modernist Painting, Tempura On Masonite, Stylized Man & Woman, 42" x 50"


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We have an original late 20th century Richard Merkin "The Poet Of Wickedness #2" tempera on masonite mixed media large-format painting. Richard Merkin is a renowned American artist and illustrator from the 20th century known for his refined taste and stylized depictions of the 'interwar years'. He was highly inspired by the 1920s and 30s and painted narrative scenes in bright colors of jazz musicians, film stars, writers, and sports heroes.

The painting was done on a 42" x 50" wooden canvas and has been fixed to a deep wooden frame with attached hanging wire. The painting is unsigned but there are two labels attached to the back of the frame. One from a 1980 exhibition at 'Eric Mackler Gallery' in Philadelphia, and one from a 1976 exhibition at 'The Christian A Johnson Memorial Gallery' in Middlebury, Vermont.

Year: 1976
Artist: Richard Merkin
Title: The Poet Of Wickedness #2
Accession #: 1730
Medium: Tempera on Masonite, Charcol, Pastel
Painting dimensions: 42" H x 50" W
Framed dimensions: 43" H x 51" W x 1 1/2" D

Condition: In overall good condition with no visible craquelure, soiling, and minimal paint loss.

***This painting does not come with a certified condition report. The description of the condition is an overall assessment of the present state of the work and a description of any major flaws. The listing pictures are the most accurate representation of the present state of this piece. The colors you see represented on the screen may not be exact to what you receive, so please message with any questions or concerns. ***

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